Living in
Northern Kentucky

Northern Kentucky – Where Tradition Meets Innovation

Northern Kentucky is comprised of Boone, Kenton, and Campbell counties and is centrally located where the Midwest meets the South at the Ohio River. Living in Northern Kentucky gives you access to the 15-county Cincinnati region – a thriving metro with multiple Fortune 500 company headquarters; four professional sports teams; major arts and cultural institutions; prominent public and private universities; a streetcar line; and nationally-recognized restaurant, craft beer and live music scenes. NKY also celebrates our own identity around supportive communities, historic neighborhoods and Kentucky’s famous bourbon and horse culture. Connect with us and we’ll connect you throughout the Cincinnati region.

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Why the Cincinnati Region Is Right for You!

Living in Northern Kentucky and the Cincinnati region offers an unbeatable quality of life that blends urban, suburban and rural amenities to suit every lifestyle. From professional sports teams, parks, museums, theaters and festivals, we have events for every lifestyle and age group. The Cincinnati region is frequently recognized for its numerous expansive parks, culinary scene, breweries and distilleries, and year-round family-friendly attractions.

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CVG Airport

The Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) is in Northern Kentucky. More than a dozen carriers provide service from CVG to top U.S. destinations and fares are consistently below the national average. Check fares, flight status, security times and parking information at

CVG is also a powerhouse in cargo with DHL Americas and Amazon Air hubs. The airport is ranked the 6th largest cargo airport in North America – ensuring that business and consumer products can be shipped quickly around the world or right to your front door!

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Are Key Values Here

The Greater Cincinnati regional business community continues to lead the way in inclusion and equal rights. In 2019, Cincinnati received a perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign’s Municipal Equality Index. Greater Cincinnati is also the birthplace of the Minority Business Accelerator (MBA). Run by the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber, the MBA is considered a national model for minority economic development.

The City of Covington scored 96 on the 2020 Municipal Equality Index, the second highest-scoring city in Kentucky in ratings released by the Human Rights Campaign, the nation’s largest LGBTQ advocacy group. Eight Northern Kentucky cities – Covington, Dayton, Bellevue, Highland Heights, Fort Thomas, Cold Spring, Newport and Crescent Springs – have passed fairness ordinances banning LGBTQ discrimination in employment, housing, and public accommodations over the last several years.

Dining in Northern Kentucky

Relocation Services in the Cincinnati Region

Living in Northern Kentucky offers a broad range of single and multifamily housing choices at affordable prices in urban and suburban areas to rural small towns. We want to make sure you find the right fit to live in the Cincinnati region with these relocation services!

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Our relocation experts are here to help.

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Vice President, Relocation & Corporate Services
Comey & Shepherd

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Director of Corporate Services
Huff Realty

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What’s the food scene like in Northern Kentucky?

Northern Kentucky and Cincinnati are home to amazing, award-winning chefs, restaurants and happy hour scenes – Zest Cincy brings you the scoop! Zest is a passion project of Stephanie, a resident of Newport’s historic district. Happy Hour deals and the hottest foodie places in town are paired with mouth-watering photography by local photographer, Catie Viox. Check out more info on the Zest website and Instagram account!

Learn More about Cincinnati

Considering living in the Cincinnati region? Check out these regional links to learn more about the flavor of Cincinnati.

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